They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them

The following former students of Bemrose paid the ultimate price in order to secure the values that we hold today. Click the link below to see a list of our former students or click on individual names to view their page.

Bemrose Book of Remembrance from A to LBemrose Book of Remembrance from M to Z

The Falklands War, 1982

Ian MacDonald Boldy

  • Killed in action when hit by an unexploded bomb on HMS Argonaut in San Carlos water, Falkland Islands on 21/05/82. Ian’s widow Margaret has visited the school on a number of occasions.
  • Ian Boldy Memorial

World War Two, 1939 – 1945

John Rothwell Banks

  • Killed in action, Normandy 05/08/44. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery.

Hector Ernest Bennett

  • Killed in crash landing, Wiltshire 04/02/41

Joseph Ronald Bird

  • Missing presumed killed on 58th (bombing) operation 27/08/42

Geoffrey Booth

John Keith Briers

  • Fatally injured on Boxing Day 1941 whilst training to be a pilot.

Henry Shaw Brown

  • Missing, presumed dead 18/02/44

Frank Bowers

  • Killed in night operations bomber take off crash 27/07/44

Logie Watson Brown

Douglas James Bullivant

  • Royal Navy Able Seaman reported missing 12/10/40. Presumed killed 14/09/44.

Frederick Ralph Percival Burgess

William Buxton

Archibald Frank (Gratton) Clarke

  • Major, Royal Indian Army Service Corps. Died on service 19/10/41

Cyril Douglas Cook

Maurice Henry Davis

  • Trooper, 143rd Royal Armoured Corps. Drowned in River Trent whilst taking part in a military exercise.

John Raymond Delaney

  • Killed on duty as a dispatch rider.

Albert Dobson

  • Sergeant Pilot killed whilst returning to base after a night time bombing attack over Syria 07/07/41.

William Dove

Norman Dowdy

  • Killed in action in Tunisia April 1943

Cecil Draper

  • Trooper in the 2nd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment. Killed in action, Middle East 21/11/41.

Harold Edward Dunn

  •  Killed in flying accident in Cromerty, Scotland 28/06/45.

William Norman Eales

  • Flight Lieutenant RAFVR Rhodesian Air Force. Killed Duisburg 23/12/43.

William Benjamin Eastwood

Frank Elliott

  • Sergeant RAF, killed in action.

Ernest Gordon Elwell

Stanley Evans

Alan Norman Feary

Ronald Frearson

Edward Garner

Kenneth Gaukroger

George Muir Gee

Ronald Gee

  • Flying Officer Navigator, RAFVR. Crashed at sea 06/03/44.

Norman Glew

Harold Patrick Granger

Roger Julius Hall

  • Squadron Leader commanding 609 Squadron. Accounted for nine enemy planes around the South Coast of Britain.

Robert Gerald Hallam

John Frederick Harris

Edward Holmes

Kenneth Brian Howell

  • Flight Sergeant RAFVR. Missing from operations over Duisburg, Germany 15/10/44. Later presumed killed.

Ernest James Ironmonger

Sydney Wallace Johnson

John Langley

  • Telegraphist, Royal Navy. Missing in operations in Mediterranean 29/01/43, later presumed killed.

Maurice Gordon Lee

Peter Henry George Lees

Gordon Lester

Alfred James Lewsley

  • Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Missing after bomber raid in Germany on 04/04/45. Later presumed killed.

Patrick Douglas McClemont

Eric McKim

  • Sergeant Pilot RAF, missing over Bay of Biscay 22/03/43 whilst on anti-submarine patrol.

Eric Mason

Francis Norman Matthews

  • Corporal RAF, killed in enemy raid when aerodrome attacked 30/09/1944, Italy

J. Fredrick Mockridge 

  • Sergeant RAF, killed in action

Maurice Rupert Moorley

  • Flying officer instructor RAF
  • Killed on active service 10/09/1942

Leonard Granville Moseley

  • Flight Sergeant RAF
  • Killed 06/02/1943

Arthur Gordon Mudd

  • Sergeant Pilot RAF
  • Killed whilst piloting Wellington Bomber, Egypt, March 1944

John Joseph Murphy

  • Sergeant Flight Engineer, Royal Canadian Air Force 433 Squadron
  • Missing from operations above Leipzig 20/02/1944, later pronounced dead

John Reginald Page

  • Flight Sergeant RAF
  • Killed flying accident over Norway 04/10/1946

William Parker

  • Sergeant RAF
  • Killed Monastir Tunisia 28/04/1943

Frances Peters

  • Royal Air Force
  • Killed on service 14/09/1944, Burton to Lichfield

William Hollingworth Poxon

  • Coder, Royal Navy
  • Lost in HMS Prince of Wales 10/12/1941

Arthur Donald Poyser

  • RAF, killed in action

Richard Rawcliffe

  • Sergeant (Observer) RAF
  • Missing from anti-submarine operation 17/12/1942/. Later announced dead.

George Vernet Reeves

  • Pilot 206 Squadron
  • Killed while returning from operations 21/04/1941

Charles William Renshaw

  • Trooper RAF
  • Killed in action North West Europe July 1944

Maurice Henry Rudge

  • Sub-contractor Royal Army Ordnance Corps
  • Died in active service 29/07/1946

Donald John Samuel

  • Seaman – Royal Navy, HMS Corvette “Picotee”
  • HMS Corvette “Picotee” lost in action with all hands 12/08/1941

Trevor Tressler Smart

  • Flying Officer Royal Air Force
  • No 207 Squadron (Bomber Command)
  • Missing in operation of Wesseling, near Cologne. Later presumed killed 22/23/ June 1944
  • Awarded distinguished flying cross (immediate award) 19/20 May 1944
  • “Flying Officer Smart, who has only four sorties to his credit, showed great courage, determination and exceptional airmanship in successfully bring the aircraft back home.”

Francis Melville Smith

  • Flying Officer RAF Bomber Command
  • Killed in Lancaster Bomber when aircraft below up, after having been damaged 07/07/1943

William Godfrey Soar

  • Lieutenant Royal Artillery 6th Regiment 3rd Battery Heavy Anti Aircraft
  • Died in Japanese Prison Camp Siam 11/11/1943

Wilfred Holmes Stapleford

  • Captain Royal Army Medical Corps
  • Died Berlin 13/10/1945

Alexander Bertram Stevenson

  • Sergeant Air Gunner Royal Air Force
  • Missing over Irish Sea 22/05/1943
  • Later presumed killed

John Ernest Tooth

  • Flight Sergeant Royal Air Force
  • Missing 12/09/1944, later presumed dead

Leonard Webster Topham

  • Private RAF
  • Died on service 1942

James Henry Trott

  • Captain Royal Artillery
  • Died of wounds, Italy, 12/09/1944

Kenneth Turner

  • Leading Aircraftsman Royal Air Force
  • Lost at sea after ship travelling from UK to South Africa has been torpedoed 05/07/1941

John Edward Van Schaick

  • Flight Lieutenant – Royal Air Force Flight Command
  • Killed in active service 20/02/1941
  • Award distinguished flying medal 23/11/1941
  • “This airman has participated in 200 operational sorties has proved himself to be a keen and reliable pilot and has destroyed server hostile aircraft”

Francis Richard Walker Smith

  • Pilot Officer 85th Squadron RAF
  • Killed whilst flying as a passenger in American Havoc fighter plane Debden 13/03/1941.
  • Mentioned in despatches 1941

Alec Henry Wallace

  • Trooper Royal Armed Corps
  • Died of Cholera on Burma Railway 04/06/1943

Edwin Whysall Walter

  • Flight Sergeant Observer RAF (Regular) 22nd Squadron Coastal Command
  • Missing on operation over France 02/12/1941, later presumed dead

Raymond Thomas Walton

  • Private Northampton Regiment
  • Killed in action Anzio Beachhead Italy 01/05/1944

Eric Cecil Wardel-Knight

  • 142 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • Killed 20/09/1940

Albert George Warren

  • Flight Lieutenant Navigator Command Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • Failed to return from escort patrol over Atlantic 21/11/1943
  • Later presumed dead

George William Lewis Watson

  • Wireless Officer Merchant Navy
  • Lost when ship sunk by torpedo in Atlantic 10/09/1941

Kenneth William Wright

  • Sergeant Pilot Royal Airforce
  • Killed in active service 25/02/1943

Ronald Alfred Wright

  • Sergeant Pilot Royal Airforce
  • Killed on active service 28/09/1944

Thomas Yorker

  • Sergeant Navigator Royal Air Force
  • Killed in flying accident India, 05/03/1945